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In this new RSA Animate, renowned psychiatrist and writer Iain McGilchrist explains how our 'divided brain' has profoundly altered human behaviour, culture and society. 
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If I can get tickets before they sell out... I hope to be seeing this band this summer.  This is important.  This means something. 
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Some friends of ours went to the Chicago show. By their account, you are in for an amazing show. 
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This space reserved for Mogwai: St. Andrews Hall, May 2014.
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So I am gearing up for the end of a great year in music. I decided that this year I am going to retire the top ten list for a year in review. This way I can focus on as many albums I feel deserve to be discussed and not limit it to only positive things. This is a pilot year.. Year in Review Beta Test... I think it will be good though.

I am toying with the idea of classifying each album I pick with some kind of theme. Album of the Year, Concert of the Year, best Danger Mouse production of the Year, Worst Album... Biggest disappointment, best new find, etc. I don't know.... Still working it out.

Thoughts?
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general seems better. as long as the titles of peoples posts are label MY 2013 XXX XXX.
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“The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.”
Carl Sagan, Cosmos
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+Pter McLean this is the playlist I have been listening to.  The crossfades are blissfully on point.  Check it out. 
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+Pter McLean , you mentioned mxinem?
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Mentioned in the Hidden Egg article that +John C. posted... this made me derp in the best possible way. Holy fucking fuck
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The lyrics are similar in structure but different at the end of each Part. I'll listen closely tonight after the kids go to bed. I attributed the echo to the tracks not being perfectly synchronized but maybe they were. I will report back. How was the Radiohead easter egg? I can't set up crossfade on my phone so I'll try that later as well. 
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So many new albums to look forward to this year... Let's list them!

Beck
Interpol
Eels
Tool?
Broken Bells
Shins
Modest Mouse?
Ume
Mogwai
The Dead Weather

What am I missing?
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Damon Albarn is putting out a solo album.
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Ume - Phantoms

So this is my concert find of the year. I have been impatiently waiting for their kick start campaign album to be completed but I finally broke down and got their older album...

In case you missed it, I reviewed this band for the Trail of Dead show I saw last summer. They just blew my mind. I have never seen a female rock this hard as the lead singer and only guitarist. It was really intense. And the guitar riffs are real fucking riffs, not just bland chord progressions... There are those as well, but when you can flail like she does and still pull off face ripping solos I can excuse the occasional radio sounding hit.

Give it a chance... I will update when the new album comes out.

#subundare

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Nicole surprised me with concert tickets last night for Sleepy Sun opening for The City and Colour... Never even heard of the guy but she heard a few songs and took a chance. Bravo on her part... It was fun even though the music was a bit lackluster.

Sleepy Sun was exactly as I would expect them to be: sleepy proggish rock sounding psychedelia. It was good, but a bit drawn out. I wasn't as into it as I had hoped...

The City and Color is one dude-ish singer songwriter that adds a band to his songs. The thing that impressed me most was that he had Jack Lawrence on bass, (Greenhorns, Raconteurs, Dead Weather). Other than that, his songs were really indecipherable from one song to the next. Super slow tempo on all and exactly the same 4/4 time. This guy sold out The Fillmore two nights in a row. Silly Canadians and their bland indie rock.

It wasn't a complete loss as it was still a live show at The Fillmore and we had fun picking on the fangirls behind us that said after his first song, "He is really underrated." Sure he is, deary. Sure he is. You just know she went home after the show and kissed her poster of him.

As for balls out getting tickets on a whim, Nicole gets an A+. Was it worth the trip? Absolutely. Good times was had by all regardless of the not-so-great music. There were a few songs that caught my ear but nothing that would draw me in for closer inspection.

Nathan Miller and I used to call experiences like this "going to school" because we could sit back and analyze the crap out of the concert, music, audience, etc. In that aspect, it was a fun class session because I like being a cynical asshole. Fun times. 
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"Silly Canadians and their bland indie rock."
WIN!
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I tend to be a little geeky about science, social studies, and music.  Monosyllabic is my favorite big word.  I continually fail to convince the world that it is acceptable to wear dark brown and black.  I am not afraid of clowns, I enjoy using an Oxford Comma, and I re-heat coffee.  

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